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Qatar has bought three percent of French energy giant Total, a move welcomed by the company’s chief executive Christophe de Margerie, a Qatari daily reported on Saturday. If confirmed, this would be the first time Total has confirmed that Qatar has raised its stake in the company. In mid-March, business newspaper Les Echos reported that […]

Qatar bid for Manchester United?

Manchester United has reportedly held secret talks with Qatar Holding over a potential £1.5 billion takeover from the current Glazer family owners, but the club denied it is for sale. British newspapers claim the Middle Eastern investment group, controlled by the Qatari royal family, made an approach to United shortly after the tiny nation secured […]

Qatar was ranked the most peaceful country in the GCC in the fourth edition of the Global Peace Index. The emirate moved up two positions from last year’s report to 15th overall out of 149 countries. It was ranked No 1 out of 18 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Oman was second […]

Qatar has put itself solidly behind fellow Arab states that have decided to take Israel to the International Court of Justice for killing nine activists in a raid on Gaza-bound aid ships on Monday, and said it would meet all the expenses to be incurred on the legal proceedings. Qatar has also said it would […]

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Qatar Central Bank (QCB) Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on finance supervision cooperation. The MAS said in a statement that the MoU paves the way for sharing of information between the two central banks to strengthen the supervision of cross-border operations of financial institutions under their […]

Qatar, one of OPEC’s smallest producers, has notified at least two Asian term buyers it will cut May supplies of its Marine crude, while it will continue to supply contacted volumes of its Land crude, traders said on Wednesday. State-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP) told the buyers it would cut supplies of medium-heavy Qatar Marine crude […]

Arab League chief Amr Mussa arrived in Yemen on Saturday in the first leg of a regional tour aimed at healing a rift that opened between Arab states during the 22-day war in Gaza, a spokesman said. Mussa will try “to clear the air and to examine ways to deal with the current situation,” Arab […]

The Humanitarian Forum – a network of key humanitarian and charitable organisations from Muslim donor and recipient countries; the West; and the multilateral system – is organising a meeting on 1 February in Doha, Qatar, to ensure that aid earmarked for Gaza is effective and reaches the most vulnerable population. Participants will include Qatar Charity, […]

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today ended his two-day official trip to Qatar with a visit to the Islamic Arts Museum here. He and his wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah accompanied by Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim and several Cabinet ministers spent about an hour at the museum. Abdullah showed […]